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Copy of: Adaikkalap patthu -- Part 2

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Dec 06 1997 - 18:26:26 PST

Dear Members of the Bhakthi Group :
The second part on Adaikkalap patthu 
is attached for your Information .
V.Sadagopan 
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RE:     Copy of: Adaikkalap patthu -- Part 2  

SeerAr Thuppal ThiruvEnakatamudayAn
ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 

Swami Desikan was moved to perform SaraNAgathi
after the unmatched nectar-like experience of tasting 
the subhAsrayam and the anantha kalyANa guNams
of Lord VaradarAjA presiding over Hasthigiri . He used 
the Tamil metre of KocchahakkalippA to direct  
the flow of his emotion , which rushed forth as 
the gushing water from a dam that collapsed . 

Prabhandham 1 : Bhakti mudalAmavaRRil --- 

I surrender my soul at the sacred feet of PeraruLALan , 
who resides at the most important of the seven cities 
that bless their residents  with Moksham . I have come to
the realization that I am powerless to attain moksham through 
the difficult-to-practise Bhakthi yOgam as upAyam . I have hence
chosen Prapatthi at the lotus feet of Varadhan as the saving grace
for me and am performing saraNAgathi . This act of mine 
(performance of SaraNAgathi at  the Lord's feet as the helpless
one with no other recourse ) is like the deed of the evil-minded 
KaakAsuran , who committed grave apachArams to the Lord's consort 
and was yet saved by the Lord , when he fell at the feet of the Lord as 
a saraNAgathan without any other recourse . 

Prabhandham 2 : sadaimudiyAN -- 

Here again ananya gathithvam is celebrated 
in another way . 

I am offering my prapatthi at the sacred feet of PeraruLALan
while fully cognizant of the fact that the power and wealth of even
BrahmA and SivA are evanascent and transitory and fully dictated
by their karma visEshams . Once their accumulated puNyams are 
over , their status as powerful demi-gods disappear . Knowing their 
alpa sukhams fully well, I am not enamoured of such status and power . 
I seek therefore the lasting bliss of moksham and nithya kaimkaryam 
in the Lord's Sri Vaikuntam through my prapatthi . 

Prabhandham 3 : TanthirangaL-- 

Here , Swami Desikan points out that all are eligible 
to perform Prapatthi at the lotus feet of the Lord of
Kaanchi and receive the boon of Moksham from that act 
of self-surrendeer .

I meditate on the glorious attribute of VaradarAjAn , who blesses all 
without discrimination , when they perform prapatthi unto Him . 
These are the virtuous ones , who understand the difficulties of
practising Bhakthi yOgam and understand well the equal 
qualifications of all to perform prapatthi to gain the boon 
of Moksham . They do not seek any other  means  than 
prapatthi and observe their varNAsrama dharmams 
without slipping . They utter thereafter the  prapatthi
manthram (svanishtai ) or follow the utterances of their AchAryAs
( AchArya Nishtai ) and  perform their prapatthi to the Lord , who
accepts it with joy and rewards them with the boon of mOksham . 

Prabhandham 4 : kaahamirAkkathan ----

Here  the reference is to Maha Viswasam that 
leads to the fruition of one's prapatthi .

I offer my prapatthi at the holy feet of VaradarAjan 
inspired by the thought that He granted the boons
of samsAra bhOgam and Moksham as desired by 
them to the offending crow , VibhishAnAN , Drowpathi ,
Kshathrabhandhu , GajEndran , KaaLiyan , Sivan , 
BrahmA and all the dEvAs .

Prabhandham 5 : uhakkumavai-- 

Here , Swami Desikan reveals that he has performed 
the prapatthi at the Lord's feet in the proper manner with the five
angAs of Prapatthi .The words of the prabhandham
connected to the five angams are : 

uhakkumavai uhanthu -- AanukUlya Sankalpam
uhavAvanaitthumozhindhu--PrAthikUlya Varjanam
mihat thuNivu peRavuNarndhu-- mahA visvAsam
kAvalena varitthu-- gopthruva VaraNam
puhalillAt tavamaRiyEn -- kArpaNyam 

With these words , Swami Desikan points out  that 
he has performed aathma samarpaNam with its five limbs . 

Prabhandham 6 : aLavudayAr --

Here, Swami Deikan refers to the four kinds of Prapatthi :
Svanishtai , Ukthi nishtai, AchArya nishtai and BhAgavatha
nishtai . Swami says that he has performed prapatthi at
the lotus feet of Varadhan , who grants the boon of Moksham
to one , who has performed any one of the four kinds of Prapatthi .

Prabhandham 7 : umathu adigaL adaihinREn---

The meaning of the Abhaya MudrA of Varadhan is 
ceelbrated here .

The Lord is resplendent at the sight of the prapannA 
and blesses him to enjoy all of His Isvaryam and looks
at the prapannA with great compassion and reveals through
the gesture of Abhaya MudrA that his one-time praaptthi alone is 
sufficinet to enjoy all of that bliss . I surrender my aathmA to
that glorious and merciful Lord , who grants such 
matchless boons .

Prabhandham 8 : thiNmai kurayAmaikkum -----

Here , the conductance of one's life in the post-prapatthi
period is described by our ParamAchAryA .

I repeately reflect on the meaning of the Lord's
sarama slOkam and the assurances given by Him 
there to the  one , who has performed prapatthi . 
I remind myself that as a  prapannan ,  I  must have
unshakable faith in the assured fruits of my prapatthi .

I pray for the further enhancement of my bhakthi and 
Jnaanam . I shall never forget my utter servititude to You
and You alone. I shall stay in a happy and tranquil mood 
with the knowledge of the  essence of the rahasyArthAs .
I will bear my days on the earth without agitation over 
the delay in realizing moksham . I will forget the sorrows
of SamsAram that is inevitable during the days on earth
after performing  my prapatthi at Your saced feet . This way ,
I will spend my post-prapatthi life .

Prabhandham 9 : Suruthi ninaivu ---

As a prapannA , I worship always the Lotus feet of
PeraruLALan with a tranquil mind calmed by the clear
understanding of the meanings of Sruthis , Smruthis ,
AzhwAr's Sri Sookthis , AchAryA's Sri Sookthis  that deal
with the sookshmArthams of VedAnthams .

Prabhandham 10 : ThirumahaLum Thiruvadivum ---

I have joined without fail the majestic and glorious feet
of the Lord , who is never separated from His beloved 
consort. He has the most bewitching beauty. He is an 
ocean of mercy . His dayA for His devotees is unmatched.
He is omniscinet . He is easy of access to His devotees .
He has the chEthanAs and achEthanmas as His body . He is 
the supreme Lord of all of this universe .He is the one ,
who creates , protects and destroys all of this world and its
beings  . These auspicious attributes will never part company 
with the Lord . I have now joined with this PeraruLALan
of such anantha kalyANa guNa vaibhavam . 

Pala sruthi Prabhandham --11: aaRu payan vERillA ---

These ten verses dealing with my SaraNAgathi at the 
sacred feet of the Lord of Kanchi will shine without any faults 
forever . BhagavathAs seek the Lord as upAyam and palan . 
They observe prapatthi once at His feet. The fruits of the one time 
prapatthi however lasts forever and is most enjoyable . Understanding 
the above truths and the sigmificance of such a prapatthi , I have 
performed my own prapatthi and sung about them in a manner
matching their blemishless aathma samarpaNams . 

Sri PerumdEvi ThAyAr Sametha Sri Varadaraaja 
ParabrahmaNE Nama :

Swami Desikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 

Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari Sadagopan